Englewood police make arrest for aggravated assault with a firearm

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — On Jan. 2, at about 11:50 p.m., an assault was reported to Englewood detectives that involved the alleged pointing of a firearm at another at a residence in the one hundred block of First Street during a verbal dispute.

An arrest warrant for assault by menace was secured for Arthur Hood, 58, from Teaneck. Detective Sgt. Chris Kedersha and Detective Chris Quirk, along with members of the Teaneck Police Department, responded to the suspect’s home at 1:30 a.m. and arrested Hood without incident. Located in his residence was a 22 caliber revolver, loaded with hollow-nose bullets, that matched the description given by witnesses to the earlier assault.

Hood was brought back to Englewood Police Headquarters where he was additionally charged with fourth degree aggravated assault with a firearm, fourth degree illegal possession of hollow-nose bullets, second degree illegal possession of a handgun and second degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.

Hood was later transported to the Bergen County Jail to await a hearing in Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court. The weapon will be sent to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for ballistic testing and the case will be referred to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for further disposition.